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Respond to your colleagues' posts by sharing your thoughts on their specialty, supporting their choice or offering suggestions if they have yet to choose.
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Nursing today is continually changing and expanding. Staying current on the latest best practices is essential. Evidence-based practice is a philosophy of implementing the best practices and procedures that have been proven, through research and studies, to facilitate the most favorable outcomes. In 2010 under the Obama administration and the Affordable Care Act, evidence-based practice (EBP) shifted health care from being based on a reimbursement system and quantity to a system based on evidence and quality (Laureate Education, 2018). EBP is a long-term problem-solving approach to clinical practice. These practices integrate evidence from research, clinical experience, theories, expert panels, patient values, and preferences (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2018).
For this discussion assignment, I have chosen the Mayo Clinic website. The Mayo Clinic is the oldest and largest medical group with several multispecialty facilities, combining medical practice with research and education on both a national and international level. The Clinic has a united model of care that permits multi-disciplinary practice that fosters the team-orientated patient health care and accountability (Bakri & Mayo Clinic, 2014). Mayo clinic's mission statement is "To inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research" (Mayo Clinic, n. d.).
I believe that the Mayo Clinic is well-grounded in EBP, through the many research activities in which they are involved. Through research, the Mayo Clinic has been involved in over a hundred medical breakthroughs. All of these have contributed to the well-being of the patient population. Good examples are their development of a rapid way to diagnose surgical specimens allowing their surgeons to explore, diagnose, and repair all in one operation. Also, the mayo clinic isolated thyroxin, the principal hormone of the thyroid gland; only the second time, a pure hormone had been isolated, and the Mayo Clinic developed a DNA test to diagnose anthrax rapidly (Mayo clinic, n. d